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Gray Matters.

16 Jan

Gray Matters

Gray Matters (2006) – 93/100 – A sapphic salsera ingenue is tempted by forbidden fruit.

Some of my favourite actors in this movie:

Heather GrahamHeather Graham – Sapphic salsera ingenue.

Bridget MoynahanBridget Moynahan – Forbidden fruit.

Trailer:

Cinematography – 9/10
Story – 9/10
Pacing – 9/10
Action and Dialogue – 9/10
Impact – 9/10
Characters – 9/10
Originality – 10/10

Music – 10/10
Salsa/ Dance – 8/10
Makes you want to be a salsera in a sapphic love triangle – 11/10

Total – 93/100

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The Lost City.

13 Aug

The Lost City

The Lost City (2005) – 90/100 – A nightclub owner in Cuba loses love and family during the revolution.

Some of my favourite actors in this movie:
Andy GarciaAndy Garcia – Nightclub owner.

Inés SastreInés Sastre – Forbidden fruit.

Bill MurrayBill Murray – Surprising and kooky cameo.

Dustin HoffmanDustin Hoffman – Surprising, slightly less kooky cameo.

Trailer:

Cinematography – 9/10
Story – 9/10
Pacing – 9/10
Action and Dialogue – 9/10
Impact – 8/10
Characters – 9/10
Originality – 10/10

Music – 10/10
Salsa/ Dance – 10/10
Makes you want to be a salsa gigolo – 7/10

Total – 90/100

Cuban Fury.

15 Mar

Cuban Fury

Cuban Fury (2014) – 95/100 – A former child salsa prodigy finds a reason to dance again, and become the salsa gigolo he was meant to be.

Some of my favourite actors in this movie:

Nick FrostNick Frost – salsa gigolo!

Chris O'DowdChris O’Dowd – salsa gigolo wannabe.

Rashida JonesRashida Jones – salsera in sheep’s clothing.

Cuban Fury Salsa DancersÚjszászi Dottyval, Leon Rose, Susana Montero, Yanet Fuentes, Olivia Colman, and many others – salsera body double, salsa performers, salsa instructor and choreographer, salsa gigolo’s sister, and many real life salsa dancers.

Trailer:

Cinematography – 10/10
Story – 9/10
Pacing – 9/10
Action and Dialogue – 9/10
Impact – 9/10
Characters – 9/10
Originality – 10/10

Music – 10/10
Salsa/ Dance – 10/10
Makes you want to dance salsa in the UK – 10/10

Total – 95/100

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Chef.

11 Jan

Chef

Chef (2014) – 93/100 – Good music, good food, good dancing.

Some of my favourite actors in this movie:
Sofía VergaraSofía Vergara – Some salsa dancing scenes.

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson – Some salsa eating scenes.

Trailer:

Cinematography – 9/10
Story – 9/10
Pacing – 9/10
Action and Dialogue – 9/10
Impact – 9/10
Characters – 9/10
Originality – 9/10

Music – 10/10
Salsa/ Dance – 10/10
Makes you want to eat salsa, then get up and dance salsa – 10/10

Total – 93/100

Black Swan.

28 Feb

Black Swan

Black Swan (2010) – 97/100 – The light and the dark in dance.

Some of my favourite actors in this movie:
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman – Swan Queen Amidala.

Mila KunisMila Kunis – whimper.

Winona RyderWinona Ryder – Beetlejuice and Scissorhands.

Trailer:

Cinematography – 10/10
Story – 10/10
Pacing – 10/10
Action and Dialogue – 10/10
Impact – 10/10
Characters – 10/10
Originality – 10/10

Music – 9/10
Salsa/ Dance – 10/10
Makes you want to be a salsa gigolo or ballet company artistic director – 8/10

Total – 97/100

Ballroom Dancer.

21 Feb

Ballroom Dancer

Ballroom Dancer (2011) – 96/100 – A documentary of a former World Champion ballroom dancer and his new partner, who later leaves him.

Some of my favourite actors in this movie:
Slavik KryklyvyySlavik Kryklyvyy – Dancesport gigolo. Love his ballroom rumba.

Anna MelnikovaAnna Melnikova-Duknauske – Trophic level 4.0 » dancesport gigalera.

Trailer:

Bonus Material:


Cinematography – 9/10
Story – 10/10
Pacing – 10/10
Action and Dialogue – 10/10
Impact – 10/10
Characters – 10/10
Originality – 10/10

Music – 9/10
Salsa/ Dance – 10/10
Makes you want to be a salsa gigolo or dancesport gigolo – 8/10

Total – 96/100
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Love N’ Dancing.

11 Nov

Love N’ Dancing (2009) – 86/100 – A West Coast swingolo is the forbidden fruit in a swingera’s eye.

Some of my favourite actors in this movie:
Amy Smart – Trophic level 2.0 » West Coast swingera.

Tom Malloy – West Coast swingolo/ dance instructor.

Billy Zane – Jerk? Nice guy? Hard to tell.

Movie:

Cinematography – 8/10
Story – 8/10
Pacing – 8/10
Action and Dialogue – 8/10
Impact – 8/10
Characters – 9/10
Originality – 9/10

Music – 8/10
Salsa/ Dance – 10/10
Makes you want to be a salsa gigolo or west coast swingolo – 10/10

Total – 86/100